As was the case with Dungeons & Dragons Third Edition (D&D 3e) characters with powerful magical weapons at their disposal were some of the most powerful in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e). Unlike D&D 3e, however, AD&D 2e made it a point to ascribe such powers as rare in the game. .… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Chapter 7 Magic (pg 107 – 115), Part 1
I'm skipping ahead a few chapters in learning Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) because I have no interest in discussing Alignment (Chapter 4 pgs 64 - 69) right now and I'm not ready to study an optional rule set (Chapter 5: Proficiencies pgs 70 - 87) until I understand the basics of… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition: Money and Equipment (pgs 88 – 105)
One of the things that I've been interested in since I began learning Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Second Edition (AD&D 2e) was the idea of exceptional strength that AD&D used throughout both first and second edition. It often seemed like the sort of thing that really made sense to me as it allowed for a… Continue reading Why did D&D 3e Ditch Exceptional Strength?
When I first started playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) I began, like many other new players in the early 2000s, with Dungeons and Dragons Third Edition (D&D 3e). At the time I started playing there were more than a dozen groups playing role-playing games at our local gaming store. All of them played D&D 3e,… Continue reading Learning to Play Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition